Beckoff’s AM8800 Stainless Steel Servomotors Fulfill Demanding Requirements Of EHEDG

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February 20, 2013
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Beckoff’s AM8800 Stainless Steel Servomotors Fulfill Demanding Requirements Of EHEDG

he AM8800 servomotors have a fully ‘Hygienic Design‘ and, in addition to the FDA(US Food and Drug Administration) -compliant stainless steel housing in AISI 316L, they are also certified in accordance with the demanding EHEDG Class I. This means the motors are much easier to clean and decontaminate, without having to dismantle any parts. This also means that the drives are suitable for the CIP method (Clean-in-Place) of stationary cleaning, which is frequently employed in the beverage industry. Important structural features of the AM8800 servo motors are the EHEDG-compliant arrangement of the sealing levels as well as the mounting flange with additional PTFE seal in ‘Hygienic Design’.

The high-performance AM8800 servomotors are offered as a fully scalable series, with standstill torques from 0.85 to 16.6 Nm. The speed range extends up to 3000 rpm. All AM8800 servomotors are UL and cUL certified. The motors are available with the innovative One Cable Technology (OCT) from Beckhoff, which combines the power and feedback systems in a standard PUR cable, thus reducing the cleaning effort and wiring costs, since only half the typical number of cables are required. The connections are fed out of the critical section and wired directly in the control cabinet.